domingo, 29 de novembro de 2015

Glenn Hauser logs November 29, 2015

** AUSTRALIA. 2325, Nov 29 at 1320, Oz talk at S6 from VL8T Tennant Creek NT; while 2485 VL8K Katherine is a JBA carrier; why such a disparity? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6100, Sunday Nov 29 at 0723, RHC is S9+30 but almost dead air --- turning up the volume, I can hear RHC Spanish which isn`t supposed to be on any frequency at this hour. 0700-0730 Sundays is when Esperanto is scheduled to air --- so we`re getting there, unlike last week when the transmitter was not on at all. I wonder if they`ve been misrunning it at 0600 instead, like Wolfgang BÃschel caught them doing a few weeks ago? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** IRAN. 5920, Nov 29 at 1325, Qur`an with long pauses at S6. VIRI has just started its 3-hour Kurdish service, 500 kW, supposedly non-direxional from Kamalabad. Always neat to hear Iran on 50m at this time of day, by grayline: 1320 sunset today at Tehran, close enough to Kamalabad; 1323 Enid sunrise, so may well be short-path.
BTW, someone remarked that Qur`an is not ``musical`` --- on the contrary, it`s totally musical and recitations can be enjoyed pro-arte by those not burdened by the baggage of belief. What he meant was never instrumental accompaniment, but a cappella, if you`ll pardon the expression (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. By midday Sunday, we`re getting some thawing in Enid, a couple degrees above freezing, but a long way to go. Ice is starting to drop off our antennas onto the roof. Thankfully, still haven`t lost AC power here.
Follow-up to yesterday`s outage report, as of morning of Nov 29, UT:
530, Nov 29 at 1332 UT, `K530AM`, Vance AFB is off again, and I believe was also yesterday for the ice storm. So much for it being of any use in an emergency situation!
1460, KZUE El Reno is still off, but I can detect two JBA carriers at 1710 UT, one surely 11 kW KCLE Burleson-Cleburne-Fort Worth TX, the other perhaps 1 kW ND KKOY Chanute KS.
BTW, a TV ad for an Indian casino tells us that Reno means reindeer, certainly an odd name for anyplace in OK, or NV. My Spanish dixionary confirms that from English to Spanish but not from Spanish to English. Okies pronounce it ``REE-noh``, never as in Spanish, tho I am now wondering how SS KZUE pronounces it, if ever recovers.
96.9, KQOB missing last night is back on as of 1608 UT.
RF 15, KTBO ``14`` as of 1600 UT, has also come to life after blackout all day yesterday. RF 46, KOCM is still on at Bad level, but black as revealed on Cable 6, by 1825 UT.
Circa 1725 UT FM bandscan, referencing yesterday`s obs: Still off: 88.3, 90.1 (but KHCC? Radio Kansas unimpeded also classical), 90.3, 92.1 (KAMG-LP, or is it? seems to be a weak noisy carrier), 94.3, 97.5 (KPAK, but weak music probably Tulsa), 99.7 (still Spanish from Kansas instead), 105.7 (KROU still audible, not KRDR).
Newly off today: 90.5 KGVV Goltry; 95.7, KXLS Lahoma/Enid
Like KWOU 88.1 Woodward, some stations are on but at reduced power due to icing, notably local Enid 103.1 KOFM, ID at 1726, but *much* weaker e.g. than ex-KOFM 104.1 OKC. 93.7 KSPI & 105.1 KOSB Stillwater/Perry also seem weakened, and at first thought they were off.
Still nothing on KUCO homepage about being off, and the streaming is still off too at of 1745 UT Nov 29. I inquired of Kimberly Powell who replied at 1758:
``Hi Glenn, we're back on the air since earlier this morning but at very low power and in analog only. I've emailed our UCO IT liaison that he can now get the online stream back. We should be back at a higher power tomorrow once things thaw a bit. I'm hoping Julio will go online remotely and re-establish our online stream today. Thank you for your patience! Kimberly Powell, Director of Programming, Production & Syndication`` (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 3030 kHz, Nov 29 at 1317, ESPN and big hum, no doubt a sum of local KCRC 1390 ESPN and its sibling station KZLS 1640, on the R-75. Probably receiver overload as the transmitter sites are far apart. Meanwhile, 1640 itself is still dead air except for big hum at 1351 Nov 29 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOMALILAND. 7120, Nov 29 at 1327, very poor but constant AM carrier, lite CW QRhaM, no doubt R. Hargeisa intruder by long-path across the Indian and Pacific Oceans; nominally in English during the middle third of this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 9990, Nov 29 at 1427, song in uncertain language, jazzy YL with piano, until she`s chopped off at 1430:04*. How rude! HFCC shows it`s IBB Farsi, ergo Radio Farda, 250 kW, 316 degrees via Iranawila at 1330-1430 (following 5 hours via Kuwait, same service) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY. 12035, Nov 29 at 1329 tune-in, no signal from VOT: here we go again, late closing on 17755 following German. 12035 cuts on at *1329.6 with last bit of IS and ID in English, 1330 accurate timesignal and opening English, but too poor to copy at S3.
BTW, would you believe that Voice of Russia is still on SW? Don`t, despite HFCC still having a bunch of registrations for B-15, including 1100-1300 in DRM from Irkutsk on 12035. And mostly non-DRM all over other bands from 6 to 17 MHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K [non]. 9740, Nov 29 at 1427, no signal from anything, despite lots of other frequencies with E Asian stations. This used to be a major BBCWS channel via Singapore. Now in HFCC I see it`s on from 10 to 14 UT only, ceding 9740 to RBA after 1400 --- but it`s not on there either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7302-USB, Nov 29 at 1352, Air Force MARS net, two stations heard fonetikally being AFA6AC and AFE6VC. Top Google hits on the first call all lead to hex color codes! Adding MARS to search terms reduces to only 7 hits, none of them any good. Top hits on second call lead to US license plates! Adding MARS to that gets three relevant hits including this, mostly templates and instruxions, but not the info I seek:
The CS tab for callsigns does not list either of the above, but includes some Navy and Army MARS calls. The brief info in the original hit does indicate that AFE6VC is in Texas. Another hit as of 1/1/13 had AFE6VC as a Vacant call, among many others. Well, wasted enough time on that (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1801 monitoring: Next airings:
Mon 0400v WBCQ 5110v-CUSB Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0430 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 1200 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 1415.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2200 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Nov 29 at 1544, KVOH is on! Even tho it`s Sunday; prayer in Spanish about Sonora. VG signal and not off-frequency either, 17775.00 --- this could be a sign that the `new` transmitter is finally being tested, after Ted Randall dragging his feet month after month in getting all the needed parts for it from WTWW to KVOH. 17775 has been scheduled Mon-Fri only, and per website, still is. BTW, I see that another Spanish DX program, `Antena DX` has been added, Mondays at 1500-1530, leaving `Frecuencia al DÃa` with one airing at same time on Fridays when it`s fresh (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, Nov 29 at 1412, Pat Boone pushing longevity tablets and Jesus, WWCR blasting in as usual; ``nice`` to hear something on Sundays other than the tiresome Joyce Riley on weekdays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 760, Nov 29 at 1335 UT, bluegrass gospel harmony, with KCCV KS nulled, otherwise making fast SAH with it. Surely KMTL, 10 kW daytimer in Sherwood AR, not yet faded out post-sunrise (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1440, Nov 29 at 1347 UT tune-in, ``Radio Luz, 14-40 A-M, Dallas`` --- pronounced DAH-lahss, not DALL-uss, and not DA-yahss, a compromise between English and Spanish. Officially it`s KTNO, University Park, Tejas; do they translate that? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 880, Nov 29 at 1338 UT, big hum as long as KRVN is nulled; also bits of Spanish. Unsure whether the hum is from KHAC NM or KLRG AR; SS could be KJOZ TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1854 UT November 29
Glenn Hauser  - wghauser@yahoo.com
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